Rachel Dolezal was a Former NAACP Branch president. She proudly told the world she was African-American to get this position, a lie that came crashing down when her parents made a public statement saying she was a white woman that was posing as black. It turned out Dolezal was not black, she was of German and Czech heritage, and her parents provided the birth certificate to prove it. After this revelation she was relieved of her position from the NAACP and for the longest time she fell out of the media spotlight, so where is Dolezal now?
Unemployed, about to lose her house, and can only get a job with the porn industry
Dolezal recently told the Guardian she is about to lose her house. A friend has been helping her with rent but can no longer do so. She expects to lose her home in the month of March 2017. Dolezal also claims she has turned in over 100 job applications for several places, including minimum wage jobs at the local supermarket, the only industry interested in hiring her is the porn industry. She is not interested in working in adult entertainment.
Dolezal still has not learned anything from this experience. She admits in the interview that she still checks “African-American” as her race when filing out a job application. She won’t apologize for anything, and believes she is now a scapegoat for both races:
“There’s no protected class for me, I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I’m a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It’s like I am the worst of all these worlds. I do think a more complex label would be helpful, but we don’t really have that vocabulary, I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white.’ Because you know, I’m not white.
“It wasn’t like the honest thing to do is say, ‘I’m white’, because race is a social construct, And this gave me this great sense of internal freedom: I wasn’t actually all fucked up. I was actually on to something this whole time. I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it. I would just be going back to when I was little, and had to be what everybody else told me I should be – to make them happy.” – Dolezal
We’d like to wish Dolezal the best of luck in her job hunt, but would also like to give her some good advice. Check “White” on those job applications when it asks for your race, the cats kind of out of the bag on that one…